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Thousands and thousands and thousands of anti-racism protesters took to the streets in Washington D.C. on Tuesday , a day after they were tear gased by the military police in front of the White House so President Donald Trump could walk to a church nearby to take a picture.
The protesters are demanding justice for George Floyd, an unarmed who died at the hands of the police in Minneapolis, Minnesota last week Monday.
The Protesters went from the 14th street in Washington D.C. to the Lincoln Memorial located on the western end of the National Mall where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I have a dream” speech.
The Lincoln Memorial was built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln led the nation through its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis in the American Civil War. He preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the U.S. economy. It was for that reason Dr. King chose that venue to give his speech.
Sadly, while at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., on the evening of April 14, 1865, Lincoln was shot in the head by Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth and died the next morning.
They were white, black and brown people and from every gender.
The protesters chanted, took a knee and called for an end to police brutality, especially against black people.
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